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Americans were shocked by Wednesday’s storming of the US Capitol by the Proud Boys and other rightwing mobs and militia. International observers and some U.S. politicians began referring to the country as a “banana republic” – a derogatory statement referring to banana-producing countries in Central America with histories of unstable and corrupt governments. Latin Americans [...]

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Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Wednesday to finish out the remaining 13 years of his 25-year sentence for human rights crimes. Fujimori, former president of Peru, has been in prison since 2009 for human rights crimes committed by death squads under his regime. Fujimori was pardoned for his health in 2017 by former president Pedro [...]

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Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori was ordered Wednesday to be held in preventive detention for three years by the Peruvian National Criminal Court until the corruption probe into her party and her campaign is finished. Fujimori had spent a week in police custody earlier in October before being released on appeal. The judge from the [...]

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La Segunda Sala Penal de Peru on Wednesday ordered the release of former Peruvian presidential candidate and opposition party leader Keiko Fujimori, following her arrest last week in an ongoing money laundering investigation. Keiko Fujimori is the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori. She is still under investigation over undeclared contributions made to her [...]

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A judge on Peru’s highest court overturned a pardon of Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori on Wednesday. Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009 for approving a civilian massacre during his presidency. Former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned Fujimori in 2017 due to Fujimori’s heart condition. However, human rights experts denounced the pardon, claiming that it was politically motivated and that Fujimori [...]

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